JIM R 1931 Ford Model A 2dr Victoria

FIRST CAR - Love-Hate Story

High School - 1956 ... Everybody was getting a car ..... except me....

Had to wait until I got my Driver's license !!!

A friend of my Mom's had a big corner lot & needed it cleaned, so she could start a garden ..... I got volunteered, and hoped

i could earn enough to BUY A CAR !!

After a long, hot Summer... working out there every day for a month, the job of clearing the field was done! ...

I had noticed this old car sitting by the back fence, and asked if i could use my money to buy it?? ----

The lady's husband said .... You can HAVE it and keep the money too !!

It took a new battery & fresh gas (With a little Help from my Dad) and I drove it home!!

The picture with the trophy, was taken just after i won at San Fernando Drag Strip, (California)

They didn't have a class for Model "A"'s at that time, so my trophy just says "winner, 1956, class 00 ....

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After High School, i joined the Navy and was gone for 4 years, in the meantime, my folks sold "Little Joe" for $50.

I was broken hearted when i came home and found him Gone!........

This was my Buddy!! - We cruised Bob's in Van Nuys together! - My first date was in Little Joe!!

Drive-in movies ..... roller skating ....beach trips ... GIRLS! ----- How could they have done this to me????

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It took two years watching the newspapers, asking Everybody who might have seen him .....FINALLY, in 1962 PAY DIRT!

An ad appeared in our local paper for a Model "A" Ford ... Victoria !! Could it be????

YES! - After a 20 minute drive There he was ...... not too bad a shape ...... and still running.

We talked a few minutes .... decided $100 was fair enough, and brought "Little Joe" home once again..........

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